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    K1200S Headlight Adjustment

    Ok, now I've done it. While adjusting my headlight beam height I turned the adjustment knob the wrong way and it came off in my hand while the headlight reflector went to full elevation inside the assembly.

    Is there an easy way move the reflector back down and to re-attach the knob? Is there a hard way? Instructions either way would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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    I found this on the K1300...maybe some ideas?

    https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread...djustment-fail
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    Thanks Kurt. Much appreciated.

    It appears that I may be in for an expensive solution.

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    I can't vouch that the mechanisms are the same, but, on Voni's R1100RS the rod on the knob went through a coil spring and threaded into a barrel that could rotate. It was extremely difficult to re-engage the rod and the barrel. I managed to do it (in 2003 during the Iron Butt Rally, in a parking garage in Nevada) but left the spring out. I strapped the knob forward with a Velcro strap instead of the spring. It is still that way 19 years later.
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    Thanks Paul. I have contacted one of the many other gurus we have on this site and he tells he can put Humpty Dumpty back together again.

    I may also have a line on a lightly used headlight assembly. I'll be taking the path of least resistance and will, of course, advise the Forum of any progress.

    Thanks again, folks!

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